Sr. Clinical Pharmacist - Field Position in Indiana
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Internal Number: 119947846
Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)
As a Sr. Clinical Pharmacist, you will build and maintain relationships with provider groups and pharmacies to drive improvement in Part D quality metrics. The Sr. Clinical Pharmacist will conduct research and maintain or enhance clinical pharmacy programs such as drug therapy monitoring, health outcomes, disease state management, and care management. This is your opportunity to join a practice-based clinical team with a focus on clinical and business collaboration. You will find an incredible team culture that provides opportunities to learn and evolve every day.
Employees in this position will work as a critical part of the Quality Field Operations team; aligning to geographical regions and clinics that care for a high volume of Medicare membership. The Sr. Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for supporting care management related pharmacy activities, drug therapy monitoring, and staff education, with a focus on improved health outcomes.
NOTE: Qualified candidates must live in the State of Indiana to be considered
If you are located in the State of Indiana , you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges. must live in the state to conduct routine travel
Develop and implement Part D strategy across assigned territory
Collaborate with an integrated health care delivery team for pharmacy related practice quality improvement
Counsel providers and pharmacies regarding Part D quality measures and clinical guidelines
Conduct practice specific pharmacy data review to improve adherence to specified medications
Be available and act as a clinical/pharmacy resource for the field-based teams
Proactively identify performance improvement opportunities through comprehensive data analysis
Provide education about medication adherence barriers and maximizes members' medication success through improving or maintaining adherence to medications
Coordinate and support strategic member outreach campaigns
Deliver high quality evidence-based therapeutic recommendations to providers
Provide appropriate and effective education, coaching, and consultation for providers, support staff, and internal field-based teams
Effectively participate in and contribute to staff meetings and other staff development opportunities and interdepartmental work groups
Identify areas of improvement where systems modifications could result in operational advancements and efficiencies
Maintain a high level of clinical knowledge of chronic disease states and changes in pharmacy practice in adult and geriatric patient populations to serve as an authoritative information source on drugs and their utilization in therapy
Assist with hiring support staff that will help with pharmacy initiatives, as required
Other duties as assigned
Competencies and Best Practice for High Performers:
Critical thinker-this position will need to evaluate merits of new and innovative ideas and make sound decisions
Solid influencer-this position will partner with Clinical resources to enable practice transformation
Solid relationships-this role will work with Clinical Consulting Directors, Medical Directors, Sr. Leadership, provider group leaders, as well as business and technology partners to plan, direct and develop clinical programs
Solid Communicator-this role will need to be extremely comfortable presenting program objectives, scope, and process across segments, to internal and external leaders
Works effectively in an ambiguous environment, comfortable with a rapidly changing landscape
High degree of emotional intelligence and attention to detail
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Pharmacy Degree with an active, unrestricted license to practice as a Pharmacist in the State of Indiana
5+ years of experience as licensed Pharmacist
2+ years as a team lead and taking the lead on direction for support staff
HEDIS and CMS star rating experience
Experience providing clinical pharmacy services to Medicare patients (especially Parts C and D)
Experience collaborating with and presenting to senior leadership and stakeholders
Proficient using MS Office Tools, specifically Excel (creating and executing reports is required) and PowerPoint (peer-to-peer presentation and education required)
Reliable vehicle, current and unrestricted driver’s license, and proof of auto insurance
Must be willing/able to travel approximately 50% of the time as business needs dictate (the state of Indiana)
Must live in the State of Indiana to perform the functions of this role (routine travel is required within the state)
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
MTM (Medication Therapy Management) Certification
Current Geriatric Licensure or in process of obtaining: CGP (Certified Geriatric Pharmacist)
BCPS or BCACP: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist or Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Health Plan (Managed Care) experience
Highly motivated and works with minimal guidance
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English
Demonstrated ability to identify with a consumer to understand and align with their needs and realities
Demonstrated ability to perform effective active listening skills to empathize with the customer to develop trust and respect
Demonstrated ability to take responsibility, is internally driven to accomplish goals and recognizes what needs to be done to achieve a goal(s)
Demonstrated ability to turn situations around and go above and beyond to meet the needs of the customer
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.
*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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